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May, S. F., Flores, L. Y., Jeanetta, S., Saunders, L., Valdivia, C., Arevalo Avalos, M., and Martinez, D. (2015). Latino immigrant integration in the rural Midwest: Long-term resident and immigrant perspectives. Journal of Latina/o Psychology, 3, 23-39. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/lat0000029

Valdivia, C. and Figueroa-Armijos, M. Latino entrepreneurs vs. Latino non-entrepreneurs in three new settlement communities in the Midwest: A comparative, submitted to a special issue on Family Business, American Journal of Entrepreneurship.

Valdivia,C., Jeanetta, S., Flores, L.Y., Morales, A. and Martínez D. "Latino/a Wealth and Livelihood Strategies in Rural Midwestern Communities." Choices. The magazine of Food, Farm, and Resource Issues. 1st quarter, 2012. (Full text).

Valdivia, C., and L.Y. Flores. (2012) Factors Affecting the Job Satisfaction of Latino/a Immigrants in the Midwest. Journal of Career Development. February 2012 39: 31-49. DOI: 10.1177/0894845310386478. (Abstract / Full Text (PDF).

PRESENTATIONS

Arevalo Avalos, M. and Flores, L. Y. (2014, August). Perceptions and experiences of Latino/a immigrants in rural Midwestern communities. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Cruz, G., Vazquez, M., Leon, D., and Flores, L. Y. (2014, June). The influence of community perception and acculturation on Latina/o immigrants’ support seeking. Paper presented at the Cambio de Colores Conference, Columbia, MO.

Cruz, G., Vazquez, M., Leon, D., and Flores, L. Y. (2014, June). The influence of community perception and acculturation on Latina/o immigrants’ support seeking. Symposia presentation at the biennial meeting of the National Latina/o Psychological Association, Albuquerque, NM.

Dozi, P., Jeanetta, S., and Valdivia, C. (2011). Latino Integration into Rural Community: Effects of Local Social Networks on Newcomer Job SelectionRural Sociology Society/Community Development Society Annual Meeting. Boise, Idaho. July 29.

Dozi, P., and Valdivia, C. (2011). Factors Influencing Latino Immigrant Householders’ Participation in Social Networks in Rural Areas of the Midwest. Selected PaperAgricultural and Applied Economics Association Joint Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA. July 26.

Flores, L. Y., Aguayo, D., and Harvath, J. (2012). Immigrants' perceptions of the community: A scale development study. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the National Latino/a Psychological Association, New Brunswick, NJ.

Flores, L. Y., Aguayo, D., Harvath, J., Valdivia, C., Jeanetta, S., and Martinez, D. (2014,      June). Initial development of a scale on immigrants’ perceptions of the community. Paper presented at the Cambio de Colores Conference, Columbia, MO.

Flores, L. Y., Aguayo, D.,  Harvath, J.,  Valdivia, C., Jeanetta, S., and Martínez, D. (2014).  Initial Development of a Scale on Immigrants’ Perceptions of the Community. Change and Integration Organized Research Panel Measuring Integration, Acculturation, and Satisfaction.   Cambio de Colores 13th Conference Latinos in the Heartland: Growing Together in New Destination Areas, University of Missouri, June 25-27, 2014, Columbia, MO

Flores, L. Y., Morales, A., Arevalo Avalos, M. R., May, S. F., Valdivia, C. B., Jeanetta, S. C., and Martinez, D. (2012, October). Newcomer and receiving communities' perspectives on Latino immigrant acculturation in a rural Midwest community. In M. A. Fuentes (Chair), To integrate or separate? Acculturation processes across diverse Latino populations and contexts. Symposia presented at the biennial meeting of the National Latino/a Psychological Association, October. New Brunswick, NJ.

Flores, L.Y. and Valdivia, C. (2013). The relationship between immigrant parents’ perception of climate and immigrant children’s wellbeing. Abstract in Jeanetta, S., and C. Valdivia (eds). 2013. Latinos in the Heartland. At the Crossroads: Incorporation or Marginalization? Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of Cambio de Colores (Change of Colors). June 13-15, 2012. Columbia, MO. 141 pp

Jeanetta, S., Dozi, P., and Valdivia, C. (2011). Does Place Matter: Impact of the Receiving Community on Social Network Adherence by Latino Immigrants8th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International & Second Conference of the Regional Science Association of America. November 11.

Jeanetta, S.C., Flores, L.Y., Morales, A. and Valdivia, C. (2013). Community and the Context of Reception: A Comparative View of Community and Community Factors Affecting Community Integration. Cambio de Colores Conference Latinos is the Heartland: Positive Steps toward a Pluralist Society, University of Missouri, June 12-14. St. Louis, MO.

Jeanetta, S., Morales, A., Flores, L.Y., and Valdivia, C. (2013). Community and the Context of Reception: A Comparative view of Community and Community Factors Affecting Community Integration. Abstract in Jeanetta, S., and C. Valdivia (eds). 2013. Latinos in the Heartland. At the Crossroads: Incorporation or Marginalization. Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of Cambio de Colores (Change of Colors). June 13-15, 2012. Columbia, MO. 141 pp.

Jeanetta, S., Valdivia, C., and Dozi, P. (2011). Does Place Matter? Networks and Employment Selection of Latino Newcomers to Rural Areas. Abstract. 58th Annual North American Meetings Regional Science Association International, 2nd Conference Regional Science Association of the Americas, November 9-12, Miami, FL. November 11.

Jeanetta, S., Valdivia, C., Morales, A., and Flores L.Y. (2013). Where Does Integration Take Place? A View of Those Places that Facilitate and Discourage Community Integration Using Photovoice. Cambio de Colores Conference Latinos is the Heartland: Positive Steps toward a Pluralist Society, University of Missouri, June 12-14. St. Louis, MO.

Leon, D., Vazquez, M., Cruz, G., and Flores, L. Y. (2014). Relations of support seeking and life satisfaction among Latina/o immigrants in the Midwest. Paper presented at the Cambio de Colores Conference, Columbia, MO.

Leon, D., Vazquez, M., Cruz, G., and Flores, L. Y. (2014). Relations of support seeking and life satisfaction among Latina/o immigrants in the Midwest. Symposia presentation at the biennial meeting of the National Latina/o Psychological Association, Albuquerque, NM.

May, S. F., Flores, L. Y., Jeanetta, S., Morales, A., Saunders, L., Valdivia, C., Arevalo Avalos, M. R., and Martinez, D. (2014, August). Latina/o immigrant integration in the rural Midwest: Long-term resident and immigrant perspectives. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association,
Washington, DC.

May, S., Flores, L.Y., Valdivia, C., Jeanetta, S. (2013). A Qualitative Exploration of Latino Immigrant Integration in Rural Midwestern Communities. Cambio de Colores Conference Latinos is the Heartland: Positive Steps toward a Pluralist Society, University of Missouri, June 12-14. St. Louis, MO.

May, S., Flores, L.Y., Valdivia, C., Jeanetta S.C., and Martínez, D. (2013). They Feared Us, Latino immigrants' discrimination experiences in rural Midwest communities. Poster presented at 121st Annual American Psychological Association Convention, August, Honolulu, HI.

Morales, A. and Valdivia, C. (2011). A Case Study Analysis of Latino Immigrant Men Living in the Rural Midwest. Cambio de Colores 10th Annual Conference. Kansas City, MO. June 1. Abstract in Jeanetta, S., and C. Valdivia (eds). 2012. Latinos in the Heartland. Migration and Shifting Human Landscapes. Proceedings of the 10th Annual Conference of Cambio de Colores (Change of Colors). June 8-10, Kansas City, MO. 118 pp.

Valdivia, C. (2011). Latino Newcomer Livelihood Strategies and Assets – a Strengths Based ModelRural Wealth Creation Conference. Washington, D.C. October 4.

Valdivia, C. (2011). Getting by or Getting Ahead? Assets in Latino Newcomer Livelihood Strategies in the Rural Midwest. Abstract. Rural Wealth Creation Conference. USDA and Ford Foundation. October 3-5, Washington DC. October 5.

Valdivia, C., Figueroa-Armijos, M., and Higgins, K. (2013). Latino entrepreneurship in three new settlement communities in the Midwest: A comparative study. Presented at Southern Regional Science Association, Washington DC, April.

Valdivia, C., Figueroa-Armijos, M., and Higgins, K. (2013). Latino Entrepreneurship in Three New Settlement Communities in the Midwest: A Comparative Study. Cambio de Colores Conference Latinos is the Heartland: Positive Steps toward a Pluralist Society, University of Missouri, June 12-14. St. Louis, MO.

Valdivia, C. and Flores, L.Y. (2011). Integration and Sustainable Rural Communities, A Framework for Linking Long-time Residents and Latino Newcomers. Stakeholder Panel Elvera Satterwhite (Amigos de Cristo, Sedalia), Wilson Majee (University of Missouri Extension), Miguel Carranza (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) and Sylvia Lazos (University of Nevada Las Vegas). Abstract in Proceedings. Cambio de Colores 10th Annual Conference, June 8-10. Kansas City, MO. June 9.

Valdivia, C. and Flores, L.Y. (2012). Integration and Sustainable Rural Communities - A Framework for Linking Long-time Residents and Latino Newcomers. Stakeholder panel. Abstract in Jeanetta, S., and C. Valdivia (eds). 2012. Latinos in the Heartland. Migration and Shifting Human Landscapes. Proceedings of the 10th Annual Conference of Cambio de Colores (Change of Colors). June 8-10, Kansas City, MO. 118 pp.

Valdivia, C., Flores, L.Y., Jeanetta, S., and Morales, A. (2012). Community voices and the welcome mat. Stakeholders panel participants Sullivan County, Pettis County, Boone County, Taney County, and University of Missouri Extension. Abstract in press in Proceedings. Cambio de Colores 11th Annual Conference. June 13 Columbia, MO.

Valdivia, C., Flores, L.Y., Jeanetta, S., Morales, A., and D. Martínez. (2012). Methodological Approaches and Considerations for Community Action Research with Latino Communities. Webinar hosted by NCERA 216: North Central Education and Research Activity. December 5.

Valdivia, C., Flores, L. Y., Jeanetta, S., Morales, A., and Martinez. D. (2013). Measures of Subjective Wellbeing, Acculturation Strategies, Networks, and Perceptions of the Context of Reception of Latino and Latina Newcomers in the Rural Midwest. Cambio de Colores Conference Latinos is the Heartland: Positive Steps toward a Pluralist Society, University of Missouri, June 12-14. St. Louis, MO. June 14.

Valdivia, C., Flores, L.Y.,Jeanetta, S., Morales, A., Martínez, D., and P. Dozi. (2012). Latino and Latina Immigrants in Rural Communities in the Midwest: Wellbeing and How Acculturation Strategies, Networks, and the Context of Reception MatterInter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR) 4th Biennial Conference, "Siglo XXI: Forging the Future of Latinos in a Time of Crisis." John Jay College of Criminal JusticeMarch 24.

Valdivia, C., Jeanetta, S. C., Flores, L.Y., and Martinez, D. (2014). Asset Accumulation and Livelihood Strategies of Latino Newcomers to the Midwest: Wellbeing and the Context of Reception. Julian Samora Research Institute 25th  Anniversary Conference,  October 31st, East Lansing, MI.

Valdivia, C., Jeanetta, S.C., Flores, L.Y., and Martínez, D. (2014). Latino Newcomers and Asset Accumulation in Three Rural Communities and Immigrant Integration and Sustainable Development. The Cambio Center’s First Ten Years of Groundbreaking Research. 11 November, Leadership Auditorium MU Student Center, Columbia MO.

Valdivia, C., Jeanetta, S., Flores, L.Y., Morales, A., and D. Martinez. (2011). Immigrant Integration and Sustainable Rural Development: Linking Receiving and Newcomer Communities. Poster presented at United States Dept. of Agriculture/National Resources Institute Project Directors’ Meeting. Miami, FL. November 7-9.

Valdivia, C., Higgins, K., Schmidt, R., Flores, L.Y., and Jeanetta, S. (June 2014). The Nature of Latino Owned Businesses in Relation to Acculturation Paths and the Context of Reception in Three Regions of Missouri. Entrepreneurship Panel Research and Best Practices in the Heartland. Paper presented at Cambio de Colores 13th Conference Latinos in the Heartland: Growing Together in New Destination Areas, June 25-27, 2014, Columbia, MO.

Valdivia, C. and Morales, A. (2011). Factors Affecting the Economic and Psychosocial Conditions of Immigrant Latino Men and Women in Rural Midwestern Towns. Abstract. 58th Annual North American Meetings Regional Science Association International, 2nd Conference Regional Science Association of the Americas, Miami, FL. November 12.

Valdivia, C., Morales, A. and Flores, L.Y.  (2011). Factors Affecting the Job Satisfaction of Latino Immigrants in the Midwest8th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International & Second Conference of the Regional Science Association of America. November 11.

POSTERS

Jeanetta, S.C., Flores, L., Valdivia, C. and Morales A. (July, 2014) Renaissance begins with community: How differences in how we experience community affect community integration, Community Development Society 45th Annual Conference, Dubuque, Iowa

Valdivia, C., Jeanetta, S., Flores, J.Y., Morales, A., and Martinez, D. (2011). Immigrant Integration and Sustainable Development: A Conceptual Framework for Linking Receiving and Newcomer Communities. Poster. USDA NIFA, AFRI Project Director Meeting. Prosperity for Small and Medium-Sized Farms and Rural Communities, Miami, FL. November 8.

WEBINARS/CLASSES
Valdivia, C., Flores, L. Y., Jeanetta, S., Morales, A., and Martinez, D. (2011) Course Ed PSY 7650 Theories of Development and the Life Course: Immigrant Families and Youth. Class on Conducting research to meet community needs. University of Missouri Saint Louis. 2011.

Valdivia, C., Flores, L.Y., Jeanetta, S., Morales, A., and Martinez D. (2012) Methodological approaches and considerations for community action research with Latino communities. December 5. Webinar hosted by NCERA 216: North Central Education and Research Activity.

AWARDS
Sarah F. May, a GRA on the project, received the Outstanding Poster Award through Division 45 of the American Psychological Association for her study using focus group interviews from the project.

THESES
Sarah May: A Qualitative Investigation of Latino Immigrant Integration in the Rural Midwest: Long-Term Resident and Immigrant Perspectives. Master’s thesis. University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.

Guadalupe Cruz: The Influence of Acculturation and Community Perceptions on Latina/o Immigrants’ Likelihood of Utilizing Supports on Financial Matters.  MS Thesis. Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri.

Denise Leon: The Effects of Acculturation and Sources of Supports on Immigrants’ Life Satisfaction MS Thesis. Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri.

NEWS COVERAGE:
BroadcastBranson.com (April 17, 2015) “Mi Casa es Su Casa” http://broadcast.branson.com/2015/04/17/mi-casa-es-su-casa/

Hoak, Ashley. (December 4, 2014) “Milan students learn about immigration in community" www.Heartlandconnection.com http://www.heartlandconnection.com/news/story.aspx?id=1131745#.VIHQEDHF

Skalicky, Michele (April 20, 2015). "Branson Newcomers Target of Community Event this Week" KSMU. http://ksmu.org/post/branson-newcomers-target-community-event-week

University of Missouri. 2011. "MU Cambio Center Enhances Missourians' Welfare by Easing the Transition of Immigrants into Rural Communities" - University of Missouri News Release: (April 27, 2011) Cambio Center Enhances Welfare by Easing the Transition of Immigrants into Rural Communities http://www.latintrends.com/?p=6214

MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION
Morales, A., and Valdivia, C. A Multiple Case Study Analysis of Latino Immigrant Men Settling in the Rural Midwest. To submit to International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation

Jeanetta, S., Dannerbeck, A., Valdivia, C., and Flores, L.Y. Integration and Wellbeing: Using Photovoice to Engage Latino Immigrants in Understanding Community Climate.  International Journal of Qualitative Methods

Valdivia, C., Flores, L.Y., Jeanetta, S., Morales, A., and Martinez, D. Sustainable Rural Development: Acculturation Profiles and Immigrant Integration. Revising to submit to Community Development